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Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

The controversy over flat or progressive income tax rates heats up as the temporary hike sets to expire.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Illinois' most talked about issue is making another appearance in the governor's race.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

The history of corporate tax breaks in Illinois is likely to influence the role it will play in the Illinois governor's election.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

The four GOP candidates for governor take different stances on the controversial issue.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

The debate over term limits threatens long-standing legislators and makes way for new ones.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Sparked by Gov. Quinn's minimum wage increase in 2010, the issue is still sparking debate in the governor's election.

Mar 4, 2014
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By Alexandria Fisher

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dubbed one of the most powerful men in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t the easiest man to say no to.

Mar 4, 2014
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rivals Rip Rauner in Republican Debate

Rivals Rip Rauner in Republican Debate

He is the only non-elected official of the four republicans running for governor and first-time candidate and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is leading the polls, the only one currently with enough money to run...

Mar 19, 2014
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By Haley BeMiller

Look Who's Running For Office

There are several federal and statewide seats up for election in 2014 and no...View gallery

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'Victory' to 'Tragedy': Van Dyke Sentence Reaction Varies

'Victory' to 'Tragedy': Van Dyke Sentence Reaction Varies

Mixed reaction poured in Friday after Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Blagojevich Tweets About Husband After Van Dyke Sentence

Blagojevich Tweets About Husband After Van Dyke Sentence

Just minutes after former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich made a pointed appeal...
Could Dems' 2020 Nominee Be Someone You've Never Heard of?

Could Dems' 2020 Nominee Be Someone You've Never Heard of?

Pete Buttigieg is one of a number of potential candidates who believe the 2016 and 2018 elections showed that voters are looking for fresh faces and that the old rules of politics may no longer apply.
Mayoral Candidates, Others React to Judge's Not Guilty Verdict in 'Code of Silence' Trial

Mayoral Candidates, Others React to Judge's Not Guilty Verdict in 'Code of Silence' Trial

Three Chicago police officers were found not guilty Thursday of attempting to cover up the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Chicago officials and mayoral candidates were quick to respond to the...
Pritzker Orders Worker-Training Investment Review

Pritzker Orders Worker-Training Investment Review

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered a review of emerging industries so that state money for workforce training can be best used.
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